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lie

noun calumny, deceit, deception, distortion, false statement, falsehood, falsification, falsity, fiction, fraud, intentional distortion, intentional exaggeration, intentional misstatement, intentional untruth, invention, mendacity, mendacium, misrepresentation, misstatement, perversion, prevarication, untruth
Associated concepts: defamation, libel, perjury, polygraph test, slander

lie

(Be sustainable), verb be allowable, be appropriate, be available, be established, be evident, be fitting, be perrissible, be permitted, be possible, be proper, be suitable, be suited, be supportable, be warranted, exist, extend, stand

lie

(Falsify), verb be dishonest, be untruthful, bear false witness, belie, commit perjury, concoct, counterfeit, delude, deviate from the truth, dissimulate, fable, fabricate, falsify, fib, fool, forswear, invent, misguide, misinform, mislead, misrepresent, misstate, palter, perjure oneself, pervert, pretend, prevaricate, repreeent falsely, swear falsely, tell a falsehood, tell an untruth
Associated concepts: false testimony, lie detector, perjury
See also: bear false witness, canard, deceive, deception, equivocate, evade, fabricate, fake, false pretense, falsehood, falsify, fiction, figment, hoax, invent, misguide, mislead, misrepresent, misrepresentation, misstate, misstatement, palter, perjure, posture, pretend, pretense, pretext, prevaricate, rest, story, subterfuge

TO LIE. That which is proper, is fit; as, an action on the case lies for an injury committed without force; corporeal hereditaments lie in livery, that is, they pass by livery; incorporeal hereditaments lie in grant, that is, pass by the force of the grant, and without any livery. Vide Lying in grant.

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Brocklehurst; "it is akin to falsehood, and all liars will have their portion in the lake burning with fire and brimstone; she shall, however, be watched, Mrs.
         Men are not liars all, for some are dead.
He was a great, a truly great liar, perhaps the greatest liar that ever lived.
I have been a liar, and among liars from a little child,' said the girl after another interval of silence, 'but I will take your words.
There is nothing he will not promise the poor hungry human heart, with his innocent-looking daisies and those practised liars the birds.
But Zarathustra came not to say unto all those liars and fools: "What do YE know of virtue
Keep the conversation casual - being patient and applying gentle pressure rather than intense interrogation gives you a better chance that a liar will get caught up in their own web of deceit.
From this perspective it is possible to revise slightly my critique of movies such as Liar Liar and The Shari Karney Story I stand by my contention that because these films are concerned mainly with determining "beyond a reasonable doubt" the truth of incest in the present and past of their respective heroines, they remain caught within a form of realm representation that limits their exploration of the dimensions of abuse But at the same time I see an aspect of those texts that allows them to entertain, in however limited a fashion, the traumatic paradox.
Yesterday she added: "A lie is a lie and a liar is a liar.
Months later Liar, Liar - starring Jim Carrey - was released.
If Iago is Shakespeare's consummate liar and Richard III his most malignant murderer of the truth, then John Falstaff from Henry IV Part I is his most lovable liar.
liar flier Charlie Fisher and, left, his three girlfriends